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Is planetary migration inevitable

  title={Is planetary migration inevitable},
  author={Caroline E.J.M.L.J. Terquem},
  • Caroline E.J.M.L.J. Terquem
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • According to current theories, tidal interactions between a disk and an embedded planet may lead to the rapid migration of the protoplanet on a timescale shorter than the disk lifetime or estimated planetary formation timescales. Therefore, planets can form only if there is a mechanism to hold at least some of the cores back on their way in. Once a giant planet has assembled, there also has to be a mechanism to prevent it from migrating down to the disk center. This paper reviews the different… CONTINUE READING

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